Monday, July 11, 2011

PRI split over to seek an alliance with Elba Esther Gordillo for 2012

While some, like Veracruz Governor  Javier Duarte, sing her praise, other big-shot priistas openly come out against the powerful  Elba Esther Gordillo and her SNTE teacher union and PANAL party-for-hire, and reject an alliance with her for 2012. A couple of days ago, former presidential candidate  Francisco Labastida Ochoa spoke out against negotiating with Gordillo.

Now, former PRI president (the first-ever woman party president in Mexico) and current senator, María de los Ángeles Moreno, similarly said PRI shouldn't ally with Gordillo.

(PAN senator Santiago Creel, for his part, said that furthering "the human well being does not mean being allied with Elba Esther Gordillo.")

Given the mutual embrace of Gordillo and Enrique Peña Nieto, are we seeing a PRI split over the Gordillo alliance?

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